Friday, November 20, 2009

scenicsunday: International Antarctica Centre


My younger sister Margaret studied and lived in Christchurch for many years while she studied for her PhD. She hasn't been back and had decided this December to take her husband and three children visit New Zealand.

Their first stop is naturally Christchurch, and I am thinking that it would be great for them to have a nocturnal adventure as a family in this International Antarctica Centre.

We went there and had fun pretending we were in an igloo. The kids went on a Hagglund ride. They went aboard the amazing Hagglund genuine as-used-in-Antarctica all terrain vehicle, sit back, hold on and experience travelling across rough terrain in this unique and exciting machine! We aim to simulate the same travelling conditions as scientists would experience riding in a Hagglund across the icepack. This ride is the only one of its type in the world. It showcases the demanding capabilities of the Hagglund ATV.


Stine in Ontario said...

How interesting that you would do that in summer. ;-)

Not quite the same, but it will feel similar here in our outdoors in just a few weeks. LOL

Dina said...

What fun! I wish we had one in Israel.

Ann, thanks for your good question about the ruins in Tiberias. I thought about it and tried to write what I think is the answer.

Jama said...

I remembered visiting this place when I was in CC years ago!